New 50-bed Aster Hospital facility opened in Muhaisnah
New 50-bed Aster Hospital facility opened in Muhaisnah Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: After bringing in healthcare professionals from India, Aster DM Health Care has stepped up its battle against coronavirus by setting up a 50-bed critical care hospital in Muhaisnah to cater to workers staying in the area.

This step has been taken in conjunction with the UAE government to combat the pandemic.

With this new facility, Aster Hospitals now offer a combined bed capacity of 310 across four locations in the UAE.

The new Aster Hospital facility in Muhaisnah
The new Aster Hospital facility in Muhaisnah Image Credit: Supplied

The new facility will provide treatment to Covid-19 patients, in addition to other Aster and Medcare Hospitals in the UAE. Aster Hospital Al Qusais and Medcare Multi-Specialty Hospital, Al Safa are designated centres by Dubai Health Authority for Covid-19 treatment. With this new facility, Aster DM Healthcare strengthens its presence in UAE, with four Aster Hospitals and four Medcare Hospitals.

Example of public-private partnership

The hospital was inaugurated by Dr Amer Ahmad Sharif, Chairman of the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre and Vice Chancellor of the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), and Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital.

The inauguration was carried out in the presence of Alisha Moopen- Deputy Managing Director at Aster DM Healthcare, T.J Wilson- Executive Director, Group Head Governance & Corporate Affairs at Aster DM Healthcare, Dr Sherbaz Bichu- CEO of Aster Hospitals UAE and other dignitaries and staff.

Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said, “The public and private healthcare sector in Dubai have shown exemplary partnership especially for managing the Covid-19 pandemic and operating round-the-clock to provide optimum care to all patients. We are thankful to Aster for the continued commitment to undertake all possible measures to control the pandemic as well as add capacity to treat critical care cases at Muhaisnah. This hospital will provide accessible care to the people in the area.”

COVID-19 screening and testing facility also available

Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare said, “The 50-bed Aster Hospital in Muhaisnah has all the facilities available to be a secondary/ tertiary care hospital manned by our experienced medical professionals. It is all the more important at the present juncture as it can take care of the requirement of COVID-19 patients who need advanced care including ventilators. It will also address the requirement of screening and testing of residents of Muhaisnah to contain the infection. We are thankful to the UAE Government, DHA and other government officials who supported in the development of the facility and we remain committed to provide our best to UAE’s fight against COVID-19,”